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1950's CP Dean Pool Table Info


1950's CP Dean Pool Table Info

I found a pool table I liked. It is made by CP Dean in Richmond, VA and is from around the 1950's.

I have found little info on the quality of these tables. Can anyone tell me anything about CP Dean pool tables?

1950's CP Dean Pool Table Info

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  1. elvis123p3ga on 2/16/2012 6:51:53 PM

    Need some photos to be of real help......but postwar, Brunswick and others manufactured tables that were sold in larger dealerships under their house brand. You had other regional manufacturers such as Saunier Wilhelm (Pittsburgh, Charlotte, and Birmingham) that private labeled tables as well.

    Having stated that, Google is your friend: http://www.cpdean.com/index.html

    Might want to reach out to them as well.

  2. elvis123elvis123 on 2/17/2012 7:45:05 AM

    Hi thanks for the info! I checked out their website, but you never know how much of that is hype (besides of course the company history info).

    I have attached a picture, based on the corners and such I assumed it was 1950's. I will be the first to admit that I am starting from scratch. I like the look of the older tables but don't want to spend my money on a not-so-good product.

    Thanks again! I will keep on googling!

  3. elvis123p3ga on 2/19/2012 9:18:12 PM

    Table might be a little bit older - which is not necessarily a bad thing, as the older tables were built like tanks.

    It looks like there are screws / bolts on the horizontal axis, all the way around the table, just beneath the rail. This table may use the "T Rail" system, which a more experienced table mechanic can deal with & get to play quite well. Lesser experienced "pool table movers" will tell you to run away from this type of table, they just don't understand how to set them up properly. If the ball return is operational, that's a good sign; it's also in a home, so it's had an easier life than a table used in a commercial environment.

    Check with your local billiard rooms to see if they can recommend a good table mechanic. It would be worth paying $100-$200 for a professional inspection & assessment of the table. You might have found a gem. Or a money pit.

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1950's CP Dean Pool Table Info

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  • Published: 2/15/2012 3:30:08 PM